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The Speech House

The Speech House Hotel is a former 17th century hunting lodge located in the Forest of Dean. The hotel offers a selection of 37 bedrooms, business and conference centre rooms, as well as an idyllic setting for wedding events.

This 17th Century building is historically renowned in The Royal Forest of Dean with connections to the protectors of The Royal Forest of Dean, The Verderers. During the creative process,

Swimming Hippo had to keep in mind the hotel's history, idilic setting and services available in a way that expresses the past, yet presents the modern accommodation standards available.

Colour Palette

Goudy Old Style

Goudy old style

Jellyka Saint-Andrew's Queen

Jellyka saint-andrew's queen




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Search Engine Optimisation


"forest of dean hotel"


Page 1, Position 3 (May 2013)




"wedding venues gloucestershire"


Page 2, Position 2 (May 2013)




Since purchasing the Speech House Hotel 3 years ago, we have worked closely with Swimming Hippo on designing and developing our website. The aim of redeveloping our site was to enable it to become more user friendly, easier to navigate and to give a dynamic and vibrant feel to it.

We have also used Swimming Hippo to redesign our branding and print work, thus allowing it compliment the web site. This process has and is continually evolving and by working closely with the team at Swimming Hippo over time has led to a great understanding of our requirements.

I would have no hesitation in recommending Swimming Hippo to other businesses and organisations.

Peter Hands, Director

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